Dear Newbie Artist, does any of the following resonate with you?
1. You just started dabbling with art.
Hey, congrats btw! Starting any art journey can sometimes be a scary prospect, and it can take people many years to overcome that fear. In fact, most people never take that first step at all, so it's awesome that you made this move!
2. You're feeling excited and a bit nervous.
Maybe you just started putting paint to canvas or completed a painting or two. You're probably excited and nervous and ready to take your art to the next level!
3. You absolutely love vintage comic-book style art but are feeling overwhelmed by the process.
You love the vintage comic-book aesthetic but when push comes to shove, find yourself struggling on where to even start!
4. You find faces fascinating, but have no clue how to capture them or how to even get started.
You have a dream to create a beautiful 3/4 profile of a face, but every time you attempt to make one, you pause. Where do I even start? With the eyes? The nose? Should I do the hair first? Wait, how do I even draw hair!?
5. You have lots of ideas, but can't seem to capture it with your illustrations.
You are a fountain overflowing with vision, but seeing an empty canvas completely leaves you immobilized and unsure of yourself.
6. You struggle with creating facial features and symmetry
You can see it in your mind's eye, but your hands just refuse to follow your lead. Your features are off, your faces are never quite proportional, and you have no clue how to even fix it!
7. You want to make unique and special artwork for yourself or loved ones
Illustrations are such a heart-felt personal gift you can give to others - because it is special and adds that "made from the heart" touch! But, no matter what you make, you're never quite satisfied with the turnout - and you end up paying someone else to make your art for you, which deflates you even more! Just money out of the window!
8. You have never tried illustration or pop art, but want to learn everything about it!
You never attempted making pop art before, but you find it super fascinating and would love to harness the power of deep expressions and emotional storytelling.
I went from where you are right now to...
ONE GROWN GIRL FINALLY FINDING HER VOICE WITH HER ART
Picture this. June 2001.
I, a tom-boyish 11 year-old, had just finished reading my ten-billionth Archie comic and had so many ideas floating in my head of new characters and their zany storylines. In my creative haste, I grabbed some printer paper, a marker, and a ruler and began the long, long, long two-decade journey of drawing comic book characters, replete with deep expressions and super corny jokes...like, really really bad kid-humor jokes. I'd puke if it wasn't so damn cute.
I had caught the bug.
Comic books fascinated me, with their fun stories and expressive characters conveying varying emotions to the readers. I cried and laughed with these characters, frame by frame, page-by-page.
As the years went on, I began to graduate from little comic snippet drawings to creating a full-scale comic novella called Incognito. It was a typical Lifetime-esque storyline with a predictable ending, but it was here I learned a great deal about the story creation process and framing characters to best tell that story.
So, while other people my age were drinking at high-school parties in basements, I was hunched over my desk, busily capturing intense emotions on paper and agonizing what hairstyles went best on a character. (hey, gotta capture all that teenage angst somehow, right?).
Little did I know, it was in those quiet moments where I learned the ins-and-outs of creating pop art from scratch - that both told an impactful story AND made people stop and say "wow, how did you do that?!"
My little characters became their own story-tellers, aptly capturing an emotional snapshot that spoke to others in a very vivid way. I felt I finally found my voice, and I felt my ideas that were always stuck in my brain were finally being heard and expressed.
After almost 20 years of constant drawing, learning, tweaking, and adjusting, I learned that creating pop art isn't all that difficult or intimidating; all it takes is perspective, a bit of planning, and practice! It was in pop art that I found my confidence, which led to the birth of my own Youtube channel teaching others how to play with acrylic paint and create fun works of art that Pop!
Because the world of Pop art and illustration is a bit nuanced, I just had to learn everything the hard way - bajillions of free tidbits of information (95% of which completely wasted my time) that I found online and in books. Surprisingly, there isn't a lot of step-by-step information when it comes to actually making Pop art and illustration creations.
As crazy as it sounds, I realized all my years of self-study and fascination with faces led me to becoming a Pop Artist, slowly gaining traction in the online world. (sorry for all the horn-tooting, y'all!).
And it was here that I got lots of attention for my pop-art stylized illustrations - followed by dozens of questions and sweet comment from raving fans on my entire creation process...
The more Pop art and illustration content I made, the more positive feedback I received, and the more people started demanding to know my "secret formula" to creating them. Literally, I was walking on air!
So, how did I do it??? What did I do that made FLOCKS of people knock down my door?
well, the short answer is that I learned a core set of skills and figured out how to properly put them together for consistent results every time.
The longer answer is....
1. I created an easy strategy for drawing ANY object or person accurately
I knew that drawing anything always has a process - a repeatable formula that can be broken down into simple steps.
2. I chose colors that really made my work stand out from the crowd
I found and worked with colors that brought a "wow" factor to my artwork
3. I figured out the difference between "um...nice" art and "wow holy sh*t!" art.
A big reason the majority of artist fade into obscurity has all to do with their story - or lack thereof. A lot of books I read on making "good art" didn't necessarily touch on the subject of why some art can be a snore-fest, while others stop people in their tracks. This was a hard lesson to learn, but a vital one!
4. I learned how to manipulate facial features to capture deep emotional expressions.
The human face is so incredibly expressive, and there are a myriad of possibilities for conveying all spectrums of emotion - all with simple tweaks!
5. It was through years of practice that set me up for amazing future success and significantly cut down the learning curve.
I never realized that all those years of nerd-like focus and dedication to my art helped me learn how to effectively create impactful works of pop art that would move others. It was my "secret guilty pleasure" that helped grow my online art brand and fan base!
Take a hot minute to imagine a world where...
You are drawing facial profiles completely from scratch - consistently!
Take a moment to imagine you pulling out your sketchbook and just sketching a complete face, from start to finish - no tracing, no fear, all confidence.
You start your career as an illustrator off with a HOT START!
You are absolutely sizzling and on fire with your skills!
A fast start helps you build momentum and attract more success! You don't waste your time anymore trying to guess your way through a painting and instead, get results (and your own style) faster!
You are building the foundation for your art skills and style to develop and grow
These are the lessons you need to learn not only to understand the creation techniques but also to create work that you can be extremely proud of and that your fans will want to see more of!
Develop the ability to make illustrations that can be used online, in videos, or for print, even if you CAN'T DRAW.
What you learn is not just restricted to pop art or illustration! Expand your art skills and see just how far you can take what you learn here with me to other mediums and art styles!
Save and make money creating your own illustrations for yourself and others.
Understanding the basics of illustration can open up a whole new world of possibility, from freelancing, opening your own art gallery, to even saving money by making unique and inexpensive gifts for loved ones!
You have a ready-made, step-by-step strategy that leaves no room for doubt to create.
The biggest obstacle any artist experiences is self-doubt. The sooner you can embrace your inner creative, let go of the "perfectionist", and just create, the more you will see your confidence and style develop.
You learn all this and more from a passionate artist willing to hold your hand throughout the entire illustration creation process.
One of my most successful works of art and videos on Youtube has brought in so many raving fans of my work who absolutely love my pop art and illustrations!
That is why my strategy WORKS.
And I WANT to change your life...
It's now your turn to confidently make your first impactful work of pop art and illustrations from scratch!
"My biggest takeaway was I got back my confidence and believed that I could do this course. I had lost my confidence in my art and doubt that I could do this even though I was really excited to do it. Amanda was so inspiring and encouraging.
-Liz, Art That Wows Student
Art That Wows
The A to Z Guide for Creating Memorable Works of Pop Art and Illustrations without Needing Years of Art Experience or Skills!
with it, you will learn how to:
My #1 Drawing Strategy to Draw Anything Consistently
Using my simple technique, I will show you how to strategically draw any object, methodically and consistently.
Draw Proportional Facial Features from Scratch
Knowing how to put a face together and how all the features work together is crucial and the basic foundation behind creating boundless expression in Pop art.
Draw Faces at Varying Angles
Learn how to draw faces at any angle, from side profiles to faces looking up, down, left, and right! You will also learn a simple technique to to capture any angle.
Quickly Map out Pop Art Features
Pop art is known for its minimalistic, yet intense, style. You will learn what lines are important to make and what items can be further simplified or omitted.
Master the Color Wheel to create intrigue in your work
One of the scariest components of art is the introduction of color to it, but you will learn that your color wheel is your ultimate best friend and guide to a whole wide world of possibility - including palettes that make your art pop!
Plus, you will learn the basics of color mixing and how to get the brightest, most vibrant colors for your artwork!
Apply Paint for Optimal Coverage and Control
The method of applying paint to canvas or paper can affect your end result. Learn the proper techniques of handling acrylic paint, brushes, and strokes to get the best coverage and smoothest line work!
AND SOOOOOOO MUCH MORE!
You'll Also Get These Awesome Bonuses...
BONUS #1. Face & Features Step-by-Step Drawing Instructions Guide ($179 Value)
Learning the basics of the human face does take practice. Having a step-by-step drawing guide handy that summarizes the course lessons and steps can immediately help you learn at your own pace without having to constantly start and stop a video.
BONUS #2. How to Digitally Plan out your Final Piece to Save Time and $$$ ($67 Value)
This was such a common question that came up that I simply had to address it with this bonus! Understanding the final look of your art should not be left up to wild chance; the best artists usually have a plan, whether it be composition or color-related. You will learn to confidently plan out your work without wasting time or money on supplies. Take your fear of messing up right out!
BONUS #3. PRIVATE COMMUNITY SUPPORT GROUP ($57/month Value)
In this group, you will be able to ask questions about the program, post your lesson assignments, get updates, discuss strategies, etc.
You can also chat with other members to toss around ideas, develop new strategies, and get feedback on your progress!
Take a Peek Inside the Program...
"She teaches proper facial features placement for almost every possible expression, and breaks the entire process down into manageable and easy to follow step-by-step instructions.
After I completed each lesson, I couldn’t wait to start the next one. Amanda is always encouraging and gentle with her suggestions, yet sincere.
Not only did I overcome my hesitation about learning how to paint with acrylics, I also overcame my fear of “What if I screw this up?”."
-Shanz, Art That Wows Student
Who is the artist that is teaching all this stuff?
Amanda Rinaldi, Founder of The Buzzed Artist and Art That Wows
Hey there, future artist! I am Amanda, and I own an online art brand at thebuzzedartist.com and am an art educator on Youtube for the past two years, where I teach people just like you how to get out of your own head, grow your confidence, and dive into your passion as a creative with art tutorials and inspirational content.
I absolutely love creating art and lighting a fire back into the hearts of many creatives who wish to do the same.
Ever since I could hold a pencil, I always held art close to my heart. Art was my place to think, to process the world around me, and to truly be myself without the fear of perfection, pleasing others, or making mistakes. Art was just my place to "be".
I loved art so much that I finally decided to start a Youtube channel called The Buzzed Artist, where I teach aspiring creatives and artists to let loose, find their confidence, and just have fun with acrylic paint. What started as a fun side-hobby soon turned into a thriving art brand with 17,000 followers and counting!
The journey to get where I am today was certainly no picnic...it took lots of hard work, tears, sleepless nights, messy clothes, and lots of brush scrubbing...
but you'll find that working on something you absolutely LOVE and that has the ability to majorly impact your confidence and your skills is a million times more rewarding and fun than never giving yourself a chance. Now, it's your turn to experience the fun that I've been able to achieve!
Let's do this thing together, Queen Bee!
Couldn't have done this without your instruction, Amanda! I feel proud of this piece!
Why does this have to come to an end?
-Deserai, Art That Wows Student
"I loved the course. Biggest takeaway is having the confidence to plan and draw out my own original art work.
Planning out your own art and learning to draw was all new to me and I loved it. "
-Erin, Art That Wows Student